I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not your typical aviation nerd. True, I love to travel, but for me, being on a plane is just a means of getting from Point A to Point B. Don’t get me wrong; if Joe manages to snag first or business class seats because of whatever miles he’s accumulated, I won’t say no; it’s a nice change of pace. But in general, as long as the price isn’t outrageous, I get somewhere safely and on time, and my luggage shows up on the carousel after we land, I’m happy and the rest is just gravy.
I’m also not particularly loyal to any given airline; each one has given me some degree of happiness or concern at one time or another. There are some that I’m DISloyal to; I won’t fly on Spirit or United because of how they respectively do business. And after my experience from a couple of weeks ago Alaska Airlines, although not on my personal “No FLy List” just yet, did go into my “you’re giving me agita” category.
Observe, if you will, three packages of Biscoff cookies. The top package, weighing in at 0.9 oz., is from American Airlines. The middle one, also 0.9 oz., is from Delta Airlines. The bottom one, weighing in at 0.5 oz., is from Alaska Airlines.
We received one of each on recent flights. We were able to get an extra if we asked but to start, all we got was the one package.
Really, Alaska? Really? A half-ounce of cookies? That’s it?
Sure, it’s an admittedly small (very small) detail of a flight. But unless you’re flying first class, the snack cart is one of the few highlights of a flight. I mean, people ask to be woken up for it and everything!
And yes, I know, I know. You can buy Biscoff cookies at Walgreens, Publix, Walmart, Costco, etc. and just bring them into the plane. They just taste better when you get it from the flight attendant ;-). You know, sorta like how ice cream from the ice cream man always tasted better than what mom had in the freezer.
Alaska Airlines, you’ve disappointed me…
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